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KFC Yum! Center
Louisville, KY
2011 Job of the Year

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Terrazzo Contractor
Rosa Mosaic & Tile Company
Louisville, KY

The KFC YUM! Center is located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky and spans one city block. The city expected a world-class arena and to achieve this goal, the finest finishes were specified. One of these finishes included terrazzo floors. Over 19,000 square feet of terrazzo was installed in the main entrance and VIP lobby. It includes four colors: red, white, black and yellow.

The terrazzo floor is a multi-faceted geometric pattern with large radial bands flowing from one end of the main lobby to the other. An outstanding feature in the main lobby is the grand staircase. Two staircases, each fifteen feet wide with twenty-six steps, approach each other from different directions and meet at a common mezzanine. The stairs were poured-in-place mirroring colors and patterns of the lobby floor. The colors change in a different place on each step, both vertically and horizontally. When viewed from the upper concourses, the uninterrupted flow of pattern extending from floor through stairs creates an illusion of the staircases disappearing. In addition to the poured-in-place staircases, over 700 lineal feet of 6 ” terrazzo base was installed. This arena is the place to be in Louisville, serving as a catalyst for a new network of downtown entertainment, restaurants and nightlife venues.


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Architect
Populous
Kansas City, MO

General Contractor
Mortenson Construction
Minneapolis, MN

Owner
Louisville Arena Authority
Louisville, KY

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Company
Wheeling, IL

Aggregate Supplier
Southern Aggregates
Staley, NC

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company
Staley, NC